Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing Erica Meier on Indy Media Live!
Erica Meier is the executive director of Compassion Over Killing, a non-profit animal advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Since 1995, COK has worked to end the abuse of animals in agriculture through undercover investigations, public outreach, litigation, and other advocacy programs. COK's efforts include successfully campaigning to end the egg industry's use of the misleading "Animal Care Certified" logo, persuading BOCA Foods to stop using eggs in all of its products, airing 30-second pro-vegetarian commercials on MTV stations nationwide, and much more. Before working at COK, Erica spent four years as an animal control officer in D.C., rescuing sick, injured, and homeless animals as well as enforcing animal protection laws.
Thanksgiving Dinner for Animal Lovers
Vegetarian & Vegan - Sunday Nov 21st Appetizers 4 pm, Sit Down Dinner 6 pm
Hosted at the home of Chef Mariza Soliman, 18 miles from Rikki’s Refuge, two miles from Route 20 and Route 3, Spotsylvania.
She’s already buying seasonal ingredients and has planned 34 wonderfully creative and different items; appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, side dishes, veggies, desserts. And once she starts planning - she can’t stop!!! Who knows what the next trip to the farmer’s market will inspire!
She’s hosted many Thanksgiving Dinners for Rikki’s before - and each has been bigger and better than the last - so you can just begin to guess what’s in store for this year!!!
Vegetarian and Vegan dishes in every category. Her substitutions are subtle, her flavors superb. Even non-vegetarians won’t feel like they’re missing anything!
Great time, great food, great company.
$25 per person donation to Rikki’s Refuge. Free to Rikki’s Extreme Family Members! All food is supplied by Mariza as a donation. Soda, juice, coffee, tea, water and limited beer and wine, if you’d like other drinks please bring your own.
Fabulous dining for you AND the price of your dinner will serve 100 meals to the animals at Rikki’s Refuge.
Reserve your spot today. Kerry@RikkisRefuge.org 540-854-0870 x2 - In case of allergies, please note, dogs and cats DO live here. If you’re bringing your dog, it must be approved by Mariza in advance.
Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck
When: Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Where: Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave.
(Kensington & Commonwealth Aves.)
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Members, no charge; non-members $3.00
Please bring a vegan dish to share and the recipe.
Call 344-4356 by Monday, November 22nd for reservations and information
Adopt a turkey!
In 1986, Farm Sanctuary began its annual Adopt-A-Turkey Project. This unique effort has saved thousands of turkeys from the slaughterhouse, and encouraged millions of people to be kind to animals. This Thanksgiving, hundreds of families are feeding turkeys, instead of eating them, by adopting feathered friends who live at Farm Sanctuary. For a one-time fee of $30, Adopt-A-Turkey sponsors receive a color photo of their turkey, an adoption certificate and turkey biography, plus a one year subscription to Farm Sanctuary’s quarterly newsletter. People can sponsor a turkey by calling 1-888-SPONSOR or by filling out a sponsorship form.
Adopt-A-Turkey Project http://www.adoptaturkey.org/about.htm
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